I wonder what Audeze are doing with their headbands. Below is a photo of my 2020 LCD-2s and 2021 LCD-Xs. I contacted them about the LCD-X headband and they sent me a replacement, but it just the same as the original. Time to get out the hole punch.It's a shame they are still shipping the long leather strap that touches the headband. Defeats the purpose of being suspended!
And they do carry a shorter leather strap, so I don't know why they keep sending out the longer ones!
This is my former XC with short leather strap bought from Audeze's Customer Service. Comfort increased 1000x.